The girl in the thick of her natural hair journey learns early on that protective styling is the key to length retention.
This is serious business and to reach your hair goals should be a normal part of your routine. Summer gives the perfect opportunity to have some fun with protective styles like braids or twists that can bring an air of the exotic to your persona.
These are a classic protective style, so you can’t go wrong with either. Go for longer lengths with this style to look like the ultimate islander, but be aware, you might look hot but you’ll probably feel hot too as this style can weigh you down under the heat.
Don’t have the time to sit down for the hours it takes to achieve this look? I don’t blame you. Luckily, the hottest new trend this season is cornrows and they styes are endless.
These styles are super hot and they won’t weigh you down like long twists or braids. Plus, talented hands can get you in and out of the salon chair in just one or two hours, depending on how complex you want this style to be.
Bright colors can be a really fun way to spice up your Summer. Blonde is go-to for Summer, but for those who are braver, playing with ash gray or even red can make a sexy statement.
Dyeing your TWA can be a great way to add personality while going through what can feel like a one-note phase in your hair journey.
Plus, as your hair grows out, the benefits of adding color will last your through your following hair growth phases, allowing you to rock a cool ombre look that will transform your awkward hair stage to a deliberately chic style.
Be warned that multiple deep conditioning* treatments should always be a part of your regimen, but especially so if you color your hair to prevent damage from dryness and breakage.
If the thought of adding color to your natural hair seems scary, then try out color in your protective styles as a worry-free alternative. Either way, color is an easy way to take your natural hairstyles from boring to stunning.
Try out these hairstyle tips this Summer for a transformation that you’ll love so much much that you just might want to keep it going through the Fall.